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The HWS Update

During her first days as President, Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen met with numerous students, faculty, staff and members of the broader Hobart and William Smith and Geneva communities. Between breakfast with Hobart and William Smith Deans Khuram Hussain and Lisa Kaenzig P’22, and lunch with students conducting summer research on campus, Jacobsen visited faculty and

The Colleges will celebrate the 198th birthday of Hobart and William Smith’s notable alumna Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell on Sunday, Feb. 3. In honor of the first female doctor in America and the first woman on the medical register in England, the Colleges will reflect on the alumna’s contributions to the practice of medicine and public

Professor of Women’s Studies Betty Bayer joined a panel of distinguished speakers for the unveiling of the historic plaque marking the hospital founded by Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Class of 1849, the first woman in America to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine. The dedication ceremony, hosted by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic

Wanjira Mathai ’94 was recently featured as the “Personality of the Week” by The Daily Nation, one of Kenya’s most popular newspapers. An international steward of environmental sustainability and women’s equality, Mathai is the chair of the Greenbelt Movement, co-chair of the Global Restoration Council, chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF) and director of

The Most Reverend Doctor Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, was honored as the 39th recipient of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Elizabeth Blackwell Award in a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The election of Jefferts Schori to lead the Episcopal Church of the

In recognition of her work to help people with intellectual disabilities, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics, was posthumously honored as the 38th recipient of Elizabeth Blackwell Award during a special ceremony on Thursday night. Timothy P. Shriver, chair and CEO of Special Olympics, accepted the award on his mother’s behalf and